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'Grantwriter's Agony'

In a recent post, DrugMonkey writes that he thinks the “worst possible score to receive on your NIH grant application is either ‘Triage’ … [or] ‘Above published or assumed payline.’” He writes that in the case of triage, the fate of the application was determined by only three assigned reviewers. In the case of the second determination, the program is not granted funding, but instead, the score suggests that it “might” be picked up, according to the blogger.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.